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Recovery Workout

I have been officially knocked out by this cold. My last workout entry's aspiration never happened. In fact, I have taken 3 full days of totally dedicated rest from exercise- knocked on my ass. Sick.... and menstrual to boot. Damn. Normally exercise helps those symptoms as well- moodiness, crampiness, general lethargy, but no respite this round. It is only my 2nd cycle postpartum. Drained, Pooped. Sick. Blah.

So today is Day-1 Recovery Workout, attempting to do the last workout I had scheduled. I maanaged to complete 20:20 exercise face-offs of 6 exercises, 3 sets of 20:20 pairs x 2 rounds for a total 12:00:
  • Lunge Jumps vs. Monkey Push Ups
  • Running Reptile vs. Squat Jump Twist
  • Pike to Plank vs. Explosive Star
I wanted to complete an entire additional round but really was pretty looped just doing what I did. When I entered my scores I realized that I have only attempted this once before and was only able to complete 1 round, so that made me feel extra good about my performance. My RPE was high because I am unwell. It was probably 17, when it should have been about 15. It definitely lifted my spirits 100% and I got the blood seriously pumping.

I went 1 more round tonight (3 x 3 = 6:00) and I took a short walk. Let's hope I can log a Day 2 tomorrow!

The balance of rest and exercise in action.

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